Hoi An

Price guide: Mid-range

Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Price guide: Mid-range

Hoi An

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#18 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
3.4
3.4
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Special occasions

Expert review of Hoi An

Dubai's only Vietnamese restaurant is - logically - also the best. Thankfully, it's fantastic.

As far as I know, Hoi An is the only Vietnamese in town. Thankfully, this doesn't really matter, because it's absolutely brilliant, with sublime dishes served in an intimate, cosy setting. The location might not lend any views to Dubai's towers or beaches, but the dishes - including wok-seared cognac steak (a personal favourite) - more than make up for this.  

Food and drink: 

While the menu does occasionally stray into other South East Asian countries, it's mainly sticks true to its Vietnamese name, with a few healthy nods to those French Indochinese colonialists as well. 

Recommended dishes: 

The four course set menus are a good way to enjoy a fully rounded experience without too much menu-fussing.

Ambience: 

Quiet and cosy, Hoi An manages to stay formal, but still very friendly, with Vietnamese lanterns scattered liberally about. 

Service: 

Extremely attentive and friendly.  

Location: 

Hoi An sits on the first floor of the Shangri-La hotel, sat on Dubai's main artery, the Sheikh Zayed Road.  

Price advice: 

A set menu costs around 280 dirhams, but individual dishes will set you back about 60-120 dirhams.  

More information on Hoi An:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Vietnamese
Address:
Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Telephone:
04 405 2703
Website:
http://www.shangri-la.com/
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily 7pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Hoi An? Would you recommended it?